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"good mo this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes, ken rosato and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast, now eyewitness news this morning. good morning it's 4:30. a mother demanding answers and action after her child is left behind at a brooklyn park by his day care. >> the parents of a 10-year-old girl whose disappearance sparked an amber alert are now behind bars. >> and pope francis delivers a message of hope and understanding to the people of cuba ahead of his visit here. >> good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. today is friday september 18th, and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic.
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with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> happy friday everyone. temperatures this morning are starting off very comfortable 70 degrees, low humidity, a lot of sunshine. 57 around poughkeepsie, 70 around the park, 61 around monmouth in ocean county down towards toms river 64. we're looking at 84 to 87 later on today. really warm for this time of year. the transition day is coming on sunday this weekend. we'll talk about your weekend forecast coming up in just a moment. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. i'm happy to say long island railroad is running on or close to schedule. i can tell you not only is long island running on or close to schedule, so is metro north and new jersey transit doing fine. all lines on new jersey transit doing fine. a trains no service between
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l trains suspended between lorimer street and myrtle avenue. signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect some delays. grand central parkway eastbound east of the q garden interchange you have an accident in the process of being cleared away. as you head on to the bqe, northeast into the cashew coe bridge. our street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. this morning the doors of a day care center in brooklyn will remain closed as police investigate how a small child was left in a playground. a stranger found the 2-year-old boy alone in sunset park. kala rama is live with the latest information. >> reporter: good morning. parents will now be able to drop their kids off at the quality of life academy. it is closed while they're being investigated for losing a
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child at the playground yesterday. 2-year-old ethan huachi was reunited his family when they picked him up. the day care workers at quality of life academy brought him down to sunset park playground but left him there. a woman found the toddler sleeping on a park bench and brought him down to the precinct. the 72nd precinct turned to social media to help identify him hoping someone would recognize this picture they tweeted out. diane huachi says they didn't know her son was missing until hours later. >> what gets me so angry is the fact they didn't call me until 4:30 and my son's been missing since 12. anything could have happened. i mean anybody, a psycho or, you know, could have took him somewhere. >> the day care can only have a maximum of 15 kids. they have three aides working at the time. one of those aides was questioned.
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no word yet if those charges will be filed or what charges will be filed for that matter. meanwhile, the day care will remain closed until this investigation is over. we're live in sunset park brooklyn, kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:34. we're now following breaking news in the bronx. a pedestrian was hit and killed bridge. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis live at the scene with the latest information. what do we know marcus? >> reporter: indeed, ken, the victim was struck by that city bus that is there, and you see a liberty cab driver, both vehicles involved. police still investigating this. what we understand is around 3:00 this morning, two passengers in the livery cab were about to get out. they requested the driver pull over. one of the passengers was getting sick. he was possibly intoxicated and started to lean out of the rear of the vehicle, open the door,
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and was leaning out, lost his balance, fell out of the vehicle just as the city bus was passing by, was struck by that bus and pronounced dead at the scene. the bus driver and cab driver still here at the scene. police are investigating. they are reconstructing the scene. again, the victim 23 years old struck by a city bus after he fell out of a cab early this morning on west 231st street. that area closed to traffic as this investigation continues. we're live in kings bridge, marcus solis channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. new details on a mother who triggered an amber alert when she allegedly kidnapped her 10- year-old daughter. jacqueline hendriks is behind bars charged with custodial interference. hendriks violated the temporary order of protection when she picked up her daughter from school on wednesday.
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officers found celine in harlem. the child's father also under arrest this morning. we are expecting to learn more today about the investigation into a series of armed robberies at gas stations on long island. police say this man is linked to at least eight robberies at gas stations at nassau county. the most recent last week in lake view. suffolk police are investigating a series of robberies that may be connected. officials from both counties will speak this morning about the investigation. pope francis has delivered an unprecedented televised message to the cuban people ahead of his arrival there tomorrow. >> in his 4 minute message, the pope told cubans that jesus never abandon us. it's remarkable message for cuba where the communist government -- the vatican sees
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the pope's visit as a chance to embrace the cuban people and speed the end of the u.s. trade embargo. pope francis arrives in the u.s. next tuesday. and final preparations underway right now. today the head of homeland security will review the plan to keep the pope safe in philadelphia. secretary jay johnson will visit the city of brotherly love today where he will meet with members of local law enforcement. the pope will visit new york city before philadelphia. hundreds of people are working around the clock to make sure st. patrick's cathedral will be ready and looking awesome. a $177 million renovation that was supposed to be done in december now has to be finished next week. they have been working very hard. that including painting to polishing to replacing the pews. >> i knew what was underneath everything but i was happy to see when we got it cleaned and painted how bright everything
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>> workers found a bottle of champagne in a box tucked away in a ceiling written on it the names of workers from an earlier renovation. you can find schedules street closures and other information that you need to know at abc7ny/pope. ken, the united nations security council is calling for calm after three days of violence at jerusalem's holiest site. there have been repeated clashes at the noble sanctuary and the temple mount. the violence was sparked by rumors that jewish settlers were plotting to take over the site. there's special apprehension because friday prayers at the site have often ended with an outburst of violence. the effects of that powerful and deadly earthquake in chile are being if the more
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than 10,000 miles away. 12 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of the quake. officials in japan say small tsunami waves reached their coast today. one was recorded in a port hit by the massive tsunami in 2011. it's 4:39 and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans with your weekend accuweather forecast. >> looking from 4 times square all the way down to 1 world trade. we've got clear skies, a beautiful morning, comfortable, low humidity. a really pretty day. we take a look from our camera in brooklyn to the lower east side. temperatures starting out around 70 degrees right where we were yesterday, and we're looking at temperatures at the hudson river valley 67, 58 wrightstown. clear skies all the way back to chicago, and that front right there is going to slide sunday. will it bring us rain, no, but it will bring us cooler weather starting on sunday and into
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we're at 77 by the time we get to 10:00. noontime temperature 84. we'll be at 87 this afternoon. great start to your weekend. summer going out kicking and screaming. the last official weekend. heather's looking at your commute. it's going well. let's take a look at the george washington bridge. we have a camera to show you. traffic is moving along without major problems. i can tell you that construction is being cleared in both directions at the george washington bridge on both levels. if you're going inbound, no major problems to report. lincoln, holland, they both have construction that should be cleared shortly. mass transit, long island railroad, the main line, everything is running on or close to schedule. subway status, a trains no service between l trains suspended between lorimer streets and myrtle avenue. 6 trains signal problems at morrison avenue. we have alternate side of the
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street parking rules in effect. thank you. 4:40, and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, two rikers island corrections officers may be in trouble with the law. >> more than a dozen students safe after their school bus plummets into a pond. one young boy describes the terrifying incident. >> and anyone who saw this may have felt the need to scream but not for ice cream. police in manhattan are looking
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police in manhattan are looking for the driver of an out of control ice cream truck. the truck hit as many as five
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friday night on east broadway and clinton street. no injuries were reported. the truck fled the scene, not the driver but the truck. we don't know about the driver. so far police have made no arrests. >> oh, boy. a man is undergoing a mental health evaluation after crashing through a gate at a texas airport and apparently trying to steal a private jet. authorities in waco say the suspect tried to remove tire barriers from a parked learjet and banged on the door. the man has a history of mental illness and police think he may have been on drugs. 4:44, meteorologist bill evans joins us now with the exclusive, can i say the word, weekend accuweather forecast. >> yes, you may. it's going to be a day where we start out with low humidities. really pretty weather. this is our roof camera looking across the park. right around 59th street south
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we're looking over towards 432 park avenue, the largest residential building in the western hemisphere. dry humidity, southwest wind at 3 and the pressure's still above 30 although falling a little bit because our high pressure is kind of weakening, spreading out and moving into the atlantic. 59 around west hampton, 68 at east hampton. 56 up toward north fairfield county. 57 poughkeepsie and 54 around andover and monticello. a light wind this morning to a calm wind. a great start to the weekend. the last weekend of summer and it's going out like summer. it's going to be great. this front is spreading rain as you see from the lower peninsula michigan, and some in the upper peninsula. it's across chicago. if you are traveling to chicago today, to detroit, building delays there, cleveland, cincinnati, all those areas today down towards indianapolis we'll have delays with this front. as the front slides eastward into this dry air, it loses
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lot of its punch. by the time it gets to us there's no rain with that. we're at 87 today. this high pressure gives us a great day. tomorrow we're at 83. here comes the front. as it gets to us on sunday it really loses all of its moisture. behind it is cooler drier air. we start to see a pattern shift towards fall where we have the low coming through that drops the jet stream to the south. a real fall feel to the weather on sunday. plenty of sunshine, very warm, we're at 87. tonight it's clear and comfy. 50s north and west, 68 around the five boroughs. still very warm tomorrow. this time of year 83 when normal high is about 74 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. we have 77 degrees on sunday, a couple of showers are possible monday with this cooler air
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going to be looking at 76 and then wednesday notice how clever i am, do not try this at home. i am a trained broadcast professional. there are leaves on wednesday. >> the falling leaves. >> love that. >> was that like -- was that a rogers and hammerstein. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> it was very soothing. >> where did that come from. >> let's get a check on the commute with you heather. >> thank you. we're going to take a look at the bqe. lots of builts as we check out -- brake lights as we check out a webcam because of construction as you make your way up into the kosciuszko bridge. lets tell you what's happening as you travel along, long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit all on or close to schedule. 6 trains we have signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect downtown delays as a result. a trains, l trains overnight
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away shortly, and then if you are going on to the taconic we have an accident on the northbound side near the sawmill river parkway. two lanes are blocked off as you go through that spot. construction, george washington bridge, lincoln and holland should be cleared shortly. that's all that overnight construction they do. as you travel on to the grand central parkway eastbound near the q gardens interchange, that is another accident. the bqe northeast into the kosciuszko bridge that's where you're going to find that construction. thank you heather two rikers island corrections officers are prison time. they are charged with plotting an attack on an inmate. herman mimean recruited four inmates to attack and injure a prison last year. the motive was to allegedly teach the inmate a lesson after trash talking.
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they face criminal charges including assault. some parents are questioning the judgment of an assistant principal after she appeared in a music video by r&b singer. she leaves her home to the home for a young man in the weekend and comes back to find drugs and scantily clad women. >> it's not appropriate for the children of the school to be watching and seeing their assistant principal doing this. >> she's a good principal. she cares about the kids but people in the snap of a moment sometimes do something they're going to regret for the rest of their lives. >> the south hampton school's superintendent says the video shows behaviors and language not promoted by the school district. he wouldn't tell us the status of o'keefe's job. 20 students at a high school in western virginia have been suspended for protesting a
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band of confederate flag symbols. those symbols barred from clothing and vehicles. the organizer of the protest says he won't back down. he's encouraging more students to take part in protests today. more than two dozen elementary school students in florida had to be pulled from a school bus after the driver lost control crashing into a pond. eyewitnesses say the driver took a turn way too fast, lost control hitting a tree before crashing into that pond. one side of the bus got submerged in the water. other drivers and first responders jumped in and got the kids out safely. >> they didn't want anybody to die so they ran in there. they jumped in. they swam as fast as they could. i got this big bruise because when the bus slammed into the water it flipped over, just banged into the metal part of the seat. >> poor kids. all 27 children and the bus driver made it out without serious injuries. police are looking into the
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the surface of a historic submarine is visible for the first time in more than 150 years. scientists in south carolina have scraped away 1200 pounds hunley. the sub sank in 1854 after destroying a union warship making it the first combat submarine to sink an enemy vessel. scientists hope to figure out why the hunley went down. >> imagine being the one guy with one little tool having to do the whole surface. coming up one eye this morning, find out why demonstrators are sleeping outside city hall in lower manhattan this morning. >> a lawmakers jumping into action to catch a purse
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dren. have you seen cassidy. abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. welcome back, you could say the earth is on fire when it comes to breaking records for high temperatures according to government scientists at the month of august this past summer. the first eight months of 2015 smashed global records for heat. fifth straight record hot season.
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the hottest years on record. scientists are blaming human caused climate change and natural el nino. then we had colder winters so it averages out. >> that's true. and thankfully we did have a very good summer. >> that's why they're calling it extreme weather. when you average the whole area it's not a hotter year but extreme weather. >> i don't know. >> you know who knows more about this, bill. >> all i know is the weekend weather's going to be great. let's talk about that shall we? we'll take a look outside this morning. here are the temperatures, 62 at paramus new jersey, 62 at morristown. 67 around jamaica queens, a calm wind to a west, southwest wind. these humidities are dry. heather's looking at your commute. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes.
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let's go over to a webcam. somebody needs to clear up this construction stat. you can see we have a lot of delays as you go northbound. we'll explain where this is. bqe northeast from the kosciuszko bridge to queens boulevard. you have only one lane open, and that is for construction. your 1 trains if this is what you normally take you've got the wrong number. this weekend tonight starting at 11:30, lasting throughout the entire weekend there will be no service until monday at 5 a.m. they're doing lots of work along the route. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. shirleen over to you. thank you. advocates for the homeless in new york city are waking up outside city hall this morning. demonstrators gathered last night on the 4th anniversary of the occupy wall street movement. they spent the night outside city hall to pressure the de blasio to do more for the huge number of homeless on the streets. protestors are demanding the
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affordable housing for the homeless. a new reporter is calling for kinder gentler work arrangements. the study says more family friendly policies are needed. changes are especially necessary for fast food and other shift workers. the recommendations include more predictable work schedules and better family leave plans with pay. we continue to follow breaking news in the bronx. a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a city bus as he was attempting to get out of a livery cab. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> following breaking news in yonkers where police are on the scene of the third shooting in the last two days. >> and us. meteorologist bill has the exclusive weekend accuweather
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garden. this is new york's number 1 news, with lori stokes, heather o'rourke with traffic and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. breaking news at 5 a.m., a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a city bus in the bronx. we're live at the scene. >> a possible break in the case of two women discovered dead inside their hotel rooms. this morning the person police are questioning and his possible connections to other violent crimes against women. >> and with the temperatures on the rise, the last weekend of summer will certainly feel like summer. good morning. it doesn't feel like fall yet. thank goodness. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thank you for joining us, i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. not only is it beautiful
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outside it is friday, september 18th. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> it will be a great start to your weekend. lot os of sunshine, clear skies as we look down the shore at asbury park. what a pretty morning. great for a little walk, a little jog, get the doggie out. we're at 69 degrees this morning. we're looking at sunshine, that front to our west gets to us on sunday. not a factor. 79 around 11:00. 3:00 this afternoon we're looking at somewhere between 83 and 87 degrees. heather's looking at your community. it's weather then heather every 7 minutes. let's take a look at a web cab. you can see here that that construction has been picked up and put away. we have some good news there. let's head back to our maps and talk about what's happening on the taconic as you head on to the northbound side right near the sawmill river parkway. you have an accident at least
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you go through that spot. now we're also checking out the grand central parkway, eastbound side just east of the kew gardens interchange. we had an accident here. that has been cleared away. 6 trains signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect downtown delays. if you normally take the 1 train this weekend starting tonight 1130 lasting until 5 a.m. monday there will be no service. that is for track work. everything is running on close to schedule as far as long island metro north, new jersey transit and street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. 5:02, we have breaking news in the bronx. a person has been killed after he was hit by a city bus. it happened at kings bridge avenue and west 231st street just before 3 this morning. eyewitness news reporter marcus solis live at the scene in kings bridge. good morning. >> reporter: good morning ken. it really was a freak accident. we'll give you a live look at the scene. you can see two vehicles involved.
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one is that black livery cab with the back door open and a city bus. according to police the victim that was struck and killed was a passenger in that livery cab. he was actually intoxicated, getting sick and was opening the door so he could throw up out of the rear of the vehicle when at the same time a city bus was passing by the person. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the victim 23 years old. he was with another friend, two passengers in that livery cab. they were nearing their destination, and had opened the door. the cab driver tried to pull over in time, but the because happened to be going by just at that moment. again, that person struck and killed. the nypd highway unit investigating, reconstructing the accident. the bus driver and the livery cab driver both being questioned by police after this
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we're live in the bronx, marcus solis channel 7 eyewitness news. breaking right now, a shooting investigation in the parking lot of a yonkers fast food restaurant. police received calls about gunshots just before 1 this morning at the burger king in the 800 block of central park avenue. when officers after arrived they found a man shot several times, once in the chest. the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. now to a developing story in manhattan, police are speaking to a man in connection with the deaths of two women found in city hotels. investigators believe joseph dan clear spent time with both victims before they died. one woman was found in brooklyn in july. the other was discovered in manhattan ten days ago. 5:04. new this morning, a gruesome discovery in new jersey when a hunter stumbles upon human skeletal remains. the bones were found yesterday
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in a wooded area near main avenue and u.s. 40 in buena vista township. they also discovered a black baseball cap with puerto rico on it, a red windbreaker coat and a green backpack containing a cell phone and glasses. now to the race for the white house this morning two of the most talked about candidates after the second republican primary debate are facing criticism. carly fiorina is accused of getting the facts wrong in her appeal to defund planned parenthood and donald trump is accused of tolerating a racist comment. bazi kanani joins us live in washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. both trump and fiorina are defending their actions this morning and say it's the mainstream media that's getting it wrong. >> donald trump facing a new controversy about rhetoric on the campaign trail, but this
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time it's about what he did not say. >> we have a problem in this country. it's called muslims. we know our current president is one. >> right. >> you know he's not even an american. >> trump criticized for not denouncing the man at his new hampshire town hall who called muslims a problem in the u.s. and falsely called president obama a muslim and non-citizen. the republican front runner claims he was the winner of the second gop primary debate watched by nearly 23 million people, but most analysts believe the blue ribbon goes to carly fiorina. the former tech exec is also facing questions this morning about a key moment in the debate when she made an emotional appeal against abortion by describing graphic scenes in videos allegedly recorded at planned parenthood. >> analysts who have watched 12 hours say that harrowing scene isn't in those tapes.
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did you misspeak? >> no, i didn't misspeak. i don't know who you're speaking about in terms of watching the tapes but i have seen those images. >> planned parenthood, say she thinks she's referring to a video where a woman who never worked were planned parenthood makes unsubstantiated claims about what she saw at health centers. >> hillary clinton is responding by defending planned parenthood for providing health care to millions of women in need. thank you. and stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president and vote 2016. good morning america will pick up our coverage beginning at 7:00. it's 5:07. a friend of the accused charleston church shooter dylann roof is in police custody. joey meek was arrested more than a month after police say he lied to them and failed to
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roof who was accused of killing nine black church members shootings and complained about black people. a police department in orange county is mourning the loss of one of its own. a sergeant has died of a heart attack on the job. 51-year-old eric meyer and another officer with the crawford police department were searching for a possible marijuana growing operation cardiac arrest. sons. time is 5:08. you're never more than 7 traffic. meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> let's take a look outside, shall we, what a great day it's going to be, a nice start to what has been a great week of weather to the end of what has been a fantastic summer. well, we've got clear skies. we've got comfortable temperatures, 69 degrees, we're looking down the beach here from asbury park past the jetties and it's looking good. clear skies, calm winds, 69, great start to the day.
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these clear skies go all the way back to chicago and we'll be looking at a front coming our way from there. that's not until sunday. nothing to worry about even when it gets here. 81 degrees today by the time we get to 11:00. 87 this afternoon. nearly 15 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. it's still summer. we'll talk more about the weekend coming up, and medical expense week fall is on wednesday. we call it the autumnal equinox heather. >> mm-hmm. i call it very depressing. >> that's not a good way to start friday. [ laughter ] >> you're using the "d "word already. >> but we're wearing pink so we're okay. we'll show you what's happening as you travel on to the l.i.e. it looks like an accident is in the process of being cleared away. i'll pinpoint exactly where that is. it's eastbound on the l.i.e.
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you may experience a delay as you go there. 6 trains signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect downtown delays. 1 trains starting tonight at 11:30 lasting this entire weekend until monday at 5 a.m., no service along the 1 line for track work. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. thank you. it is 5:10. still ahead one eye this morning, we have in i details this morning on the deadly floods in utah. and a father speaking out for the first time after losing his wife and daughter. >> and a new york state assemblyman's quick thinking
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all the deliciousness of hershey's syrup. squeeze. stir. share. officials in utah have
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identified the victims killed in flash flooding inside zion national park after finding the body of a 7th hiker. the six hikers from california and one from nevada can be seen in this picture taken hours before they were washed away by severe flooding. officials say they were warned of flash flooding when they entered the park earlier this week. a dozen others including nine children were killed when their cars were swept away by flood waters near the utah arizona border. >> our hearts are swollen with grief. we know that god sees and knows all things. we trust in him. we know our loved ones are safe in their heavenly home. >> so sad. the search continues for a 6- year-old boy whose mother and sisters were killed in that flooding. 5:13. a lawmaker hailed as a hero this morning after taking down
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ron kim drawing on his skills as a high school and college football player tackling the crook on a flushing sidewalk. kim sprang into action after witnessing a woman with a baby trying to chase the man down. >> a 9-month-old baby, all i could think is my wife walking the streets every single day and it happening to her. >> the man ducked into an office building and for a moment kim lost him and got on the phone to call 9-1-1. then a good samaritan spotted the suspect wearing different clothing and charged up main street. the assemblyman made his move. 5:14. bill evans joining us now with that accuweather forecast. >> going to be a great day. here's our camera here at 4 times square looking south. we've got great visibility, low humidities, very comfortable this morning. look at that humidity. 63% for the morning hours. a temperature of 69. got a calm wind. barometer even though it is
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our mark of fair weather is 30.00. yesterday's high was 89. does anybody recall what the forecast high was from yesterday? >> i believe it was 89. >> well, we take a temperature today that's -- normal's around 75 and the sun's up at 6:39 and the sunsets around 7:00. it's friday feeling like mid summer into the last weekend of summer. cold front comes by on sunday with clouds, no rain. next shot at a shower is going to be on monodist 70s next week. uv index is 6. a couple hours will get you a sunburn today. we're looking at ragweed as the principal participant in the pollen count. make sure you have your allergy medication. now there's some fog in some valleys. you see the visibility drops off to 8 miles in monticello, 3/10 at monticello. be aware of that throughout morris county.
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a little bit of morning fog. massapequa. 53 around andover. yesterday at this time. a little calm wind and another great day today. lots of sunshine. we've got clear skies all the through detroit, westward to chicago. there. want to show you the futurecast for sunday. midnight. we're seeing that cold front to our west, but notice how it comes eastward and it just moves. 8:00 on sunday there might be a shower around sullivan, ulster county, dutchess county. by afternoon sunday we've got sunshine. there's the front going eastward with a mix of sun and clouds. the drier air, the cooler air is going to start to feel like fall. rip current risk is on the low side.
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plenty of sunshine, a warm day. we're at 87. clear and comfortable tonight, 50s north and west, on saturday. a great day, and we've got sunshine on sunday, 77. breaks of clouds and sun, that kind of thing, a couple of sprinkles are possible on monday. there you see, we ease into
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5:21. new video just in to our newsroom. stop what you're doing and look. >> whoa. >> this is something you've got to see. a hammerhead shark nailing a kayaker off the coast of southern california. how do we define nailing. you'll see. the man says he was fishing half a mile offshore when the shark tried to snatch a fish. the hammerhead launches itself. he begins to attack the kayak until he got his catch. thankfully not the kayaker in the video.
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>> you're about to be the snack man. >> you know when you've got a hammerhead 2 inches from your head let him have the snack. >> you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans. >> those sharks are smart.
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>> and a mother is holding on tight to her toddler this morning after he was left behind at a playground by his own day care. >> and we are in for more warm weather as we head into the dare i say it, yes, the final weekend of summer. sorry. take a moment. >> it is really sad. >> good morning i'm ken rosato. >> and i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. the silver lining no matter what the season it is beautiful out there. let's send it over to meteorologist bill evans. >> it's going to be a great day, a great friday, it's very comfortable outside, a light wind. the temperature at 69 degrees, clear skies, a high of 87. 12 degrees warmer than normal for this time of the year. brick new jersey is at 53. long branch 61. 60 wrightstown, 59 at sayreville. we have some comfortable temperatures and we're looking at 82 by noontime. 87 this afternoon. what a great start to the weekend. big changes are coming.
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accuweather weekend and seven- day forecast. heather's looking at your commute. >> we're going to show you the l.i.e. it has an accident near the sagtikos parkway. some people are slowing down to check it out. it's the l.i.e. going eastbound right near the sagtikos where that accident is being cleared away. a new prop at the tappan zee bridge. the debris is going on from rocklin county to westchester county. you may experience some delays. use caution as you head across the bridge. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains on or close to schedule. the 6 trains we have signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect downtown delays as a result and the taconic we have two lanes closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. thank you at 5:31 more on that breaking news in the bronx. a 23-year-old man now dead
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city bus when he fell out of a livery cab. we have a live look at police on the scene in kings bridge. investigators say the victim was one of two passengers in that cab. they asked the driver to pull over because the victim felt sick. he fell into the street as the bus was passing by. police are talking to the livery driver. marcus solis has just spoken to the victim's friend. more ahead coming up in a live report at 6 a.m. 5:32 now. a day care under investigation in brooklyn after a worker left a 2-year-old child behind at a playground. the day care center didn't even realize that it happened until police got involved. eyewitness news reporter kala rama live at the day care in sunset park with what the mom has to say about this. >> reporter: she is appalled to say the least, and she won't be coming here today as well as any of those other families that take their child here to the quality of life academy. it is closed while they're
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child at the playground yesterday. 2-year-old ethan houchi was reunited with his family when they picked him up from the 72nd precinct. the day care workers brought him to a sunset park playground but then left him there. police say a woman found the toddler sleeping on a park bench and brought him to the precinct. the 72nd precinct turned to social media to help identify him hoping someone would recognize this picture they tweeted out. diane said they didn't know her son was missing until hours later. >> what gets me so angry is the fact that the day care did not call me until 4:30 and my son's been missing since 12. anything could have happened. a psycho or, you know, could have taken him somewhere. >> this day care only has a maximum of 15 kids. at the time there were three aides working with the children. one of those aides is being questioned by police. no word on any charges.
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until this investigation is over. we're live in sunset park, brooklyn kala rama channel 7 eyewitness news. thank you. 5:34, new details on a mother who triggered an amber alert when she allegedly kidnapped her 10-year-old daughter. jacqueline hendriks is behind bars charged with custodial interference. hendriks violated a temporary order of protection when she picked up her daughter celine hicks from school on the lower east side wednesday. officers found celine in harlem unharmed. the child's father also under arrest this morning. we're expecting to learn more today about the investigation into a series of armed robberies a the gas stations on long island. police say this man is linked to at least eight robberies a the gas stations in nassau county, the moats recent last week in lake view. suffolk county police investigating a series of robberies that could be
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15 robberies. officials in both counties will speak about the investigation. today there will be a court hearing on long island for the pickup truckdriver who slammed young women. crash. steve romeo was arrested after he tried to flee the scene and was charged with dwi. his blood alcohol level was below the legal limit. today's hearing could be postponed while experts continue to work on a collision reconstruction. under pressure from senator chuck schumer. the national transportation safety board has agreed to investigate future limousine accidents. there are growing debates about the safety of voces modified into stretch limousines. party limos maybe have enough side intact air bags, rollover bars or appropriate emergency exits. 5:35. two rikers island correction officers now facing prison time themselves.
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they are charged with plotting an attack on an inmate. the bronx d. a. says nakia gales and herman jiminian recruited four inmates to attack and injure a prisoner named gilbert bacallao. the motive was to teach the inmate a lesson. they face charges including assault. some parents are questioning the judgment of an assistant principal after she appeared in a racy video. esther adler o'keefe appeared in in the video she leaves her home to a young man for the weekend and comes become to find drugs and scantily clad women! it's not appropriate for the children of the school to be watching and seeing their assistant principal do this. >> she's a good principal she felt cares about the kids but you know people in the snap of a moment sometimes do something that they're going to regret
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for the rest of their lives. >> the south hampton school superintendent says the video shows behaviors and language district. of o'keefe's job. 5:37. turning to the migrant crisis in europe, croatian leaders have put the army on alert. there's been chaos ever since hungry blocked refugees from entering its territory, over 11,000 refugees. hundreds broke through police barriers. dozens were injured in that mayhem. 5:37, you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> a look outside you'll see from our camera here at 4 times square looking right through the empire state building, new york life building, 1 world trade, staten island and in the distance the verrazano bridge and over to sandy hook new jersey.
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we have clear skies, a pretty morning outside, temperatures 69, calm wind, clear, gorgeous weather, another great day today just like yesterday, maybe a degree or two cooler. to our west is this cold front. that will come to us on sunday. 71 by 8, noontime temperature, 84 and 87 this afternoon is 12 to 15 degrees warmer than normal again. changes are coming for sunday. we'll talk about that in your accuweather seven-day forecast coming up in just a moment. happy friday heather. >> happy friday to you. weekend? >> we're having our block party this weekend. it's going to be killer man. >> call the local authorities. >> you never know. let's go right over to a show you the van wyck expressway. southbound side of the van wyck that's traffic coming towards us. you can see we do have that construction on the ramp from grand central parkway. let's take a look at our maps and talk about something that
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will affect number 1 riders this weekend. starting tonight at 11:30 there will be no service on the entire length of the 1 train until monday at 5 a.m. that. is for track work. 6 trains at this point, signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect downtown delays. traveling on to the l.i.e. east near the sagtikos parkway that accident is being cleared away. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. ken and shirleen over to you. >> it is now 5:39. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, we have new information on the devastating wildfires out west and the toll they are taking on the people who live there. >> the last minute preparations
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killed in two destructive wildfires. two more bodies were found in homes destroyed by a wildfire in northern california. the flames burned through several communities over the last week leaving hundreds without homes. firefighters are hoping cooler weather and rain will help them gain ground fighting those fires. and final preparations are underway for the pope's historic visit to the u.s. homeland security secretary johnson will be in philadelphia today to review the security and planning in place for the pope's visit next week. secretary johnson will meet with members of local and federal law enforcement. the pope will be in philadelphia a week from tomorrow after he visits new york city. pope francis has delivered an unprecedented televised message to the people of cuba ahead of his arrival tomorrow. [ speaking in foreign language ]
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pope told cubans that jesus "never abandons us" it's a remarkable message for cuba where the communist government attacked the church for years after taking power. the vatican sees the pope's visit as a chance to embrace the cuban people and speed the end of the u.s. trade embargo. pope francis arrives in the country next tuesday. >> in manhattan, hundreds of people are working around the clock to ensure st. pats meets the crucial deadline. a $177 million renovation that wasn't going to be completed until december, now they've got to work double time to get it finished by next week. the work includes everything from painting and polishing to replacing the pews. >> i knew what was underneath everything, but i was happy to see when we finally got it cleaned and painted how bright everything is and how full of life the whole building is. >> some workers found a bottle of champagne and a box tucked away in the ceiling. written on the bottle the names of workers from an earlier
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renovation that took place in the 70s. >> once they're done with that renovation they should be able to have a glass of that champagne. we're going to have extended coverage leading up to the pope's visit. go to abc7ny and we're going to have an entire section with a more detailed section for the pope. 5:44, bill evans joining us now with the accuweather forecast on this friday. >> and here we go. we take a look from our roof camera across to the east side, to the chrysler building this morning brought to you by chrysler. as we look across to the east river, we can see really beautiful weather across the flushing. this is the jersey shore brought to you by the jersey shore. and as we look down the boardwalk and down the beach, it's absolutely gorgeous this morning with clear skies, low humidities, 69 degrees, calm wind, pressure at above 30 which is great. that means fair weather. when you look at the barometer,
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got good stuff going on. sun's up at 6:39. we're going to feel like mid summer's day today and tomorrow, and this is our last weekend of the summer of 2015, which has been absolutely perfect weather-wise just about every weekend. next shot of shower comes on monday. summer ends like summer began. we're looking at a uv index of 6 today. a couple hours gets you a sunburn. the sun even though weaker this time of the year strong enough to burn you. 56 at poughkeepsie. these numbers are way warmer than normal. we should be around 60 here and 50 to the north. it's a nice morning the clear skies back to the great lakes. this cold front comes to us on sunday. by the time it gets to us it loses all its oomph. it loses the moisture. on sunday we've got a little shower possible in the northern hudson river valley. that slides by. we've got sunshine, drier, cooler air coming in on sunday. for the after school hours
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i've got a daughter with field today. it's about 85. drink a lot of water. it's going to be a warm afternoon and evening. the waves in the atlantic and sound and also around the harbor only a foot. weather. you can take out a life raft weather. the rip current risk is low at the beaches. this morning around 71 to 87 by afternoon and then tomorrow we're at 83. here comes the front on sunday. you'll just notice the clouds on sunday, and you'll notice the wind shift. if you're really paying attention you'll feel the cooler drier air by sunday nighted. plenty of sunshine, very warm, 87. tonight we're at 68 in the city, 50s well north and west, and tomorrow we're at 83. what a great day on saturday and with a lot of sunshine. and a bit of a sea breeze will come rolling in, and 77 on sunday. it's a great weekend.
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next week it will be fall on wednesday. so that will befall you to start putting out sweaters and sweatshirts. >> and your daughter's game is this weekend. >> it's a tournament on saturday. look out connecticut. >> okay. the warning has been issued. just saying. >> all of connecticut, look out. >> across the state line coming at you. >> there you go. all right. how's the commute looking. >> 280 is doing okay through this spot. livingston. you're doing oak over here on 280. we have a problem on 280 near exit 21 where we have an accident. i'm going to get that into a map for the next report. lets go to our mass transit chart and tell you everything is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit trains doing just fine. 6 trains you have signal problems at morrison avenue. you can expect some downtown delays and then starting at 11:30 tonight, no service the entire weekend on the 1 line,
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they are going to be doing lots of track work. tappan zee bridge debris on the span from rocklin into westchester county. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect for today. thank you. 5:48, still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, muhammad ali receives another win in front of a cheering crowd. a big honor for a hometown hero. >> a new jersey court serves a deal in favor of an atlantic city casino saying the casino
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has a all the goodness of milk. all the deliciousness of hershey's syrup.
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u seen nicole. abc7 and your tri-state ford dealers thank you for helping protect our children. >> it's 5:50. welcome back, a hometown honor for the greatest.
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to thank you for your lifetime of inspiring others and my distinct pleasure to recognize you as our first gromeir spirit award recipient. muhammad ali receives a reward from the university of louisville for his role in inspiring others. the 73-year-old who is living with parkinson's also took in last night's virginia clemson football game. 5:51. an atlantic city casino wins the weight debate over cocktail servers, but there is a catch. a new jersey appeals court has ruled the borgata can regulate the weight of its waitresses. the ruling said a lower could short decide if managers created a hostile work environment. management says its policy was upheld and that employees agreed to certain standards as costumed beverage servers.
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president has to do to make the public happy. jimmy carter and mike roslyn were taking in last night's braves blue jays game when they found themselves on kiss cam. the couple approaching 60 years of married bliss was more than happy to oblige. the former president says he is looking forward to celebrating his 91st birthday october 1st. >> you see who initiated that kiss? mrs. carter. i love that. >> woman always keeps you going right. >> i love that. >> we are following breaking news in the bronx. a live look from the kings bridge section where a passenger steps out of a car and was hit and killed by a bus. >> summer winding down with plenty o'sunshine,
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th . you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic together. happy friday everybody. lets take a look at our temperatures this morning. look how mild it is for this hour of the day. it's really warm. we should be around 60 degrees around the five boroughs. it's 69. it's 52 in monticello where it should be about 45 this hour of the day. we've got warm numbers to start again. a calm wind, a southwest wind and the humidities are dry once again. we're looking at a beautiful day if you're taking the ferry over from staten island, jersey city, around the east river, good. commute. heather? >> no, it's not. it's almost 6:00 and that's when everything starts to go crazy. 280 westbound near exit 15 cleared in newark. the queens midtown tunnel that away. it was two-way traffic for a while during the overnight but it has been cleared. you can still see a little
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long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit on or close. 6 trains signal problems morrison avenue. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. police in manhattan looking for the driver of an out of control ice cream truck who took it on a mad dash through the lower east side. the truck hit as many as five cars and a motorcycle a week ago, at east broadway and clinton street. hurt. a man is undergoing a mental health evaluation after crashing through a gate at a texas airport and apparently trying to steal a private jet. authorities in waco say the suspect tried to remove tire barriers from a parked learjet and banged on its door. the man has a history of mental illness and police think he may have been on drugs. closing in on 6:00, just ahead on eyewitness news this morning, the latest on breaking
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by an mta bus while trying to get out of a cab. and a live report from the bronx where police are still investigating this bizarre accident. >> one year after a teenage girl tragically died in a boating accident, lawmakers in connecticut are making a new push to keep all children safer. >> the legislator turned crime fighter. see the takedown in queens and
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this is new york's number 1 news, channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic, and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now eyewitness news this morning. >> breaking news at 6 a.m., a freak accident in the bronx.
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